Ebola responders carry the body of an 11-year-old girl who died after being admitted to an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Congo, Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

Just as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was about to be declared over, two new cases have emerged. On Friday, after humani(...)

Semida Masika, the last patient being treated for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is discharged from hospital. Photograph: Reuters

Health workers danced and cheered as the last Ebola patient in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo left hospital this week. The scene took plac(...)

A health team disinfects and decontaminates the home of  an Ebola patient who was admitted to a treatment centre the previous day in Ngongolio, Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: EPA

The number of deaths in a year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to reach 2,000 this week, as healthc(...)

A man stands next to the wreckage of cars washed up by floods in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by cyclone Idai. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the poten(...)

A Cuban man gives another a haircut outside a Caritas centre housing migrants in Panama City. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In another country he’d be a pensioner, but grey-haired José is dreaming of a new life. Small and rotund, with baggy trousers and a stained shirt, he(...)